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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 05:26 PM

Anybody here know anything about trail cams?

When my house was being built back in 2007 I kept a video camera set up in my office pointing at the site and used some software that was motion activated to take segments of videos when stuff was going on.

I'm adding onto the house but don't have a place where I can put a camera inside to do the same thing. So I'm thinking of buying a trail cam to set up to video the whole process. It will not be where I can hook up to power so it would have to be self powered, and since we get no cell signal, it would have to save video to a SD card (which I have quite a few of).

I should be able to change the cards every day or so, and charge it at about the same interval. Once the addition is done, I can set it up in our bottom woods to monitor wildlife and also check to see if we have trespassers coming in the back way.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good trail cam?

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Kali Jan 2020 #1
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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:03 AM

1. maybe ask in the out door forum

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1214 though not very active, a subscriber might see it.

I don't have a rec for you but I suspect most are pretty functional these days. some can be connected to solar so that is an option vs charging.

I have a cell cam in my shopping cart but the price is so dang high and I worry about theft. I want it to monitor a gate that gets vandalized fairly regularly.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B079W82LVZ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A7YKYHW74EYRO&psc=1

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 01:43 AM

2. Oh - good idea!

Since most cell phones have a problem with getting a signal this side of our ridge, that wouldn't do me any good. The Bushnells sound good but the reviews are not great - only 55% give a top rating, which is pretty low.

I may go into one of the local outdoor shops and see what they offer.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:13 PM

3. Try Cabela's

I think they have some good ones, though I've never checked into them.

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